Sheina, Svetlana (1918–2005)

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Sheina, Svetlana (1918–2005)

Soviet ballet dancer. Born Dec 26, 1918, in Odessa; died Jan 19, 2005.

Became principal dancer at Leningrad Maly Theater (1938), where she danced in 19th-century classics as well as contemporary works; created roles for Boris Fenster's Youth (1949) and Twelve Months (1954); became repiteur there (1959); joined staff of St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Opera and Ballet.